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Party Polynesian Festiki Festival

Surf Ohio Presents Second Annual Festiki While attending Whetstone High School in Columbus, Ohio during the mid-1970s, Ron Kaplan started a joke. His first creation was a bootleg T-shirt he designed for an upcoming Beach Boys concert that had the cryptic message “Surf the Olentangy” incorporated into its monochromatic design. From there, he designed what […]

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Art On The Commons

Uncommon Experiences In Art By Deborrah Adams Colors, textures, tastes and sounds will infuse Kettering’s Lincoln Park Civic Commons once again when the 21st annual Art on the Commons (AOTC) Festival of Fine Arts and Fine Crafts opens Sunday, August 8. A collaborative effort administrated by the Rosewood Arts Centre with support from the Kettering […]

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Greene County Fair Begins Next Week

The Greene County Fair to be held August 1st.

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Yellow Springs Street Fair

The sidewalk sale that grew up The Yellow Springs Street Fair returns once more on Saturday, June 12. What began about 30 years ago as the local merchants’ sidewalk sale has evolved into a blowout block party for the village of Yellow Springs according to Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce executive director Karen Wintrow. The […]

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The Pigmentation of Imagination

An Overview of the History and Psychology of Tattoos “Primitive tribes were certainly convinced that the spirit, having escaped from the body at death, retained a replica of its earthly tenement. They therefore used tattoo marks as a means of identification in the next world and a passport to future happiness.” ~ Ronald Scutt The […]

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Get Outside

Get Out And Grow By Valerie Beerbower Whether you enjoy observing plants, photographing beautiful plant specimens or getting your hands dirty in the name of gardening, Five Rivers MetroParks has much to offer botanical buffs. We have an array of native species and work to maintain healthy Ohio habitats. We also create inspirational seasonal displays […]

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The Sustainability of Stability – The Greater Downtown Dayton Plan

Since Dayton was founded on April 1, 1796, there has always been a plan. Some plans failed because of lack of foresight and a few others, while boons for a short time, were quickly supplanted by some other burgeoning method, like the railroads replacing the canals. In recent memory, plans have been drawn up by […]

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Conservatively Comedic – Mark Klein

Mark Klein brings political and observational humor to Wiley’s While Mark Klein’s early career careened around the edges of the blue circuit playing in seedy clubs and even strip joints, over time, his act evolved and matured. His performance reflects who he has become rather than a persona he cultivated over the years on stage. […]

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Let The Party Begin

An Urban Nights Overview By Duante Beddingfield The breezy days of spring are upon us once again and as Dayton begins looking toward summer, the warm-up begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 14 with Urban Nights, downtown’s open-air house party, an evening-long celebration of all the color, joy and excitement offered in the heart […]

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Men Fake Foreplay

The Heart and Humor of Mike Dugan “Men are taught to apologize for their weaknesses, women for their strengths.” ~Lois Wyse A man’s approach to relationships is usually a centrist affair, not so much because males are egocentric creatures, but more to the point that our inborn GPS unit has been programmed with incredibly incorrect […]

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International flavor, Midwest vibe

Annual Festival of Nations returns By Andy Hertel Photo: The Brazil delegation proudly represents its country at the 2012 Festival of […]

It’s my party

Troy Hayner Cultural Center rings in 100 years By Alyssa Reck Photo: Hayner Days will begin at 11 a.m. on Aug. […]

Scene around the fence

Beautifying a Yellow Springs construction space By Tammy Newsom Photo:  This is a wall of many capers. A Young’s Dairy […]

Drawn on the lawn

Annual Art on the Lawn event returns By Evan Shaub Photo: A musician performs at 2013’s Art on the Lawn event; […]

Meet the artist

Abby Rose Maurer on lines, light and the movement of drunk people By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Artist Abby Rose Maurer in […]

Addressing dress

Decked Out! explores culture through costume and adornment By Susan Byrnes Photo: Visitors to the Experiencenter look through a zoetrope, which […]